Year-on-year, food inflation (excluding fruits and vegetables) decreased marginally to 11.52 percent from 11.77 percent in the previous month. Fruits and vegetables prices increased 22.24 percent in October from 14.3 percent in September.
Monthly inflation increased to 1.71 percent in October compared to 1.23 percent in September. Excluding fruits and vegetables, food prices increased 0.9 percent from a 1.58 percent increase in September.
Core inflation which strips out subsidized goods and volatile items such as fruit and vegetables decreased to 0.55 percent in October compared to 0.84 percent in September. The annual rate declined to 8.47 percent from 9.15 percent in the previous month.